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What to do if i got genital herpes but its at the tip of my foreskin can i still circumcised myself?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not do-it-yourself: I'm confused. Genital herpes lesions may flare anywhere, and are infectious when lesions present, so not a good time to risk spread by circumcision, better to wait for all lesions to heal & scabs to fall off on own. Even then, can shed virus if unprotected. A professional will likely use 'universal precautions' to prevent risk of transmitting infectious disease.

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